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Is your smart wearing its original panels? Want to find out smart's code for your particular panel colour? acknowledgement to The Almost Invisible Man
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PremiumNo Difficulty Mod ID635 CreditVarious For450 Fortwo451 Fortwo452 Roadster453 Fortwo/Forfour454 Forfour Linkhttps://www.evilution.co.uk/mod/smart-paint-codes.htm Copy to Clipboard

For tables of panel colours by year click here!

Did you buy your smart secondhand and think the panels have been changed?
Want to know what colour the original panels were?
Or did the dealer tell you your smart was being especially made for you in Hambach, all fresh and shiny, and you don’t believe him? Like me, you may think that in actual fact your smart was sitting in a field for a while and they just swapped the panels over.

There is a way to find out what colour the original panels were! Oh good, I hear you cry!

How?

Somewhere on the car is a sticker. It’s usually either under the carpet in the boot or on the door shut.

On the left hand side, you should see a sticker with your engine’s VIN, a bar code and a picture of a headlight on it. You should be able to see a six-digit code beneath where it says ‘Made in France’.

For example:

This code tells you the original Tridion colour and panel colour (in that order).

The first three digits of the code tell you the tridion colour. smart’s codes are as follows:

smart’s®  Code Colour Paint Code
EB1 Anthracite pearl-effect (Tridion) C16L
EB1 Schwarz ‘black’ (Tridion) C46L
EB1 Schwarz neu ‘new black’ (Tridion) C47L
EB2 Silver metallic (Tridion) C02L
EB2 Tridion Silver metallic (Tridion) C49L
EB3 White ?
EB3U Deep Black (Tridion) (forfour) C95L
EB4U Pure Silver metallic (Tridion) (forfour) C96L
EB5U Pebble Stone metallic (Tridion) (forfour) C97L
EB6 Edition Red Brabus Fortwo Ferrari W300 rosso corsa

Yes, some of the codes are duplicated – probably just smart being unimaginative.As you can see from the pictures of our smart car codes above, one of us has a black tridion, and one has a silver tridion.The second three digits of the code tell you the panel colour.
the table below shows all known colours:

smart’s®  Code Colour Paint Code
EA1 Mad Red C03L
EA2 Lite White C04L
EA3 Hello Yellow C05L
EA4 Jack Black C21L
EA40 Jet Black C55L
EA5 Aqua Green C08L
EA6 True Blue C22L
EA7 Aqua Orange C07L
EA8 Phat Red (fortwo) C36L
EA80 Phat Red (forfour) C67L
EA9 Stream Green C43L
EAA Numeric Blue C54L
EAB Aqua Vanilla C09L
EAC Bay Grey metallic C44L
EAD River Silver metallic C50L
EAE Scratch Black C84L
EAF (450) Star blue pearlescent C85L
EAH Spice Red C56L
EAI Glance Grey metallic C59L
EAJ Champagne Remix metallic C58L
EAK Champagne C88L
EAL Shine Yellow C57L
EAN Ice White C69L
EAP Flame Red metallic C91L
EAQ Deep Green pearlescent C93L
EAR Melon metallic C92L
EAS Starlight Silver metallic C80L
EAT Speed Silver metallic CA0L
EAU Black Fury metallic (aka Flare black) C70L
EAV Ruby Red pearlescent C72L
Brilliant Silver metallic C14L
Titan Grey metallic matt C94L
Grey matt C17L
Graphite Blue C68L
EAF (452) Star Blue metallic C99L
Trinity metallic C73L
Dolphin Grey pearlescent CA2L
Vivid Orange CA3L
Anthracite black C22A
Silver matt metallic (alloys) C32L
Dark Grey matt C98L
 EAW Brabus Edition Red

As you can see from the above pictures, both our cars originally had jack black panels, meaning that the numeric blue panels now on one of the cars are not the originals. Which in a way could be good as the panels therefore haven’t been sitting in a field for months. Damn dealer making people feel special thinking they are getting a brand new car and all they’re getting is a brand new set of panels, (grumble grumble….)So, there you go.

  • Anyone know what happened to EAG, EAM??
  • It would also be good if you’d let me know the codes for any of those
    colours listed above (particularly the forfour ones) that I haven’t got
    codes for. Would be much appreciated.
  • If you have any of the new special edition colours like pink or British
    racing green I would be interested to see if you have specific codes for
    them or if they are just re-shelled old smarts, re-panelled to sell.

Below are tables for the colours of the various smart cars going by year Some of these may not be correct, but there isn’t a lot of definitive information on this.

Smart Car Colours by Year/Car Type

City Coupe 1999
Colour smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Mad Red EA1 C03L
Lite White EA2 C04L
Hello Yellow EA3 C05L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
True Blue EA6 C22L
Black Metallic (Tridion)  EB1 C46L
Silver Metallic (Tridion)  EB2  C02L

City Coupe & Cabrio 2000
Colour smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Lite White EA2 C04L
Hello Yellow EA3 C05L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
True Blue EA6 C22L
Phat Red EA8 C36L
Stream Green EA9 C43L
Numeric Blue EAA C54L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C02L
Anthracite Pearl-Effect (Tridion) EB1 C16L

City Coupe & Cabrio 2001
Colour smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Lite White EA2 C04L
Hello Yellow EA3 C05L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
True Blue EA6 C22L
Phat Red EA8 C36L
Stream Green EA9 C43L
Numeric Blue EAA C54L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Riversilver Metallic EAD C50L
Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C02L
Tridion Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Anthracite Pearl-Effect (Tridion) EB1 C16L
Schwarz (‘black’ ) (Tridion) EB1 C46L
Brilliant Silver Metallic (radiator grill) C14L

City Coupe & Cabrio 2002
Colour smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Lite White EA2 C04L
Hello Yellow EA3 C05L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
Jet Black EA4 C55L
True Blue EA6 C22L
Phat Red EA8 C36L
Stream Green EA9 C43L
Numeric Blue EAA C54L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Riversilver Metallic EAD C50L
Star Blue Pearlescent EAF C85L
Champagne metallic EAK C88L
Tridion Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Schwarz (‘black’ ) (Tridion) EB1 C46L
Brilliant Silver Metallic (radiator grill) C14L

City Coupe & Cabrio 2003
Colour smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Lite White EA2 C04L
Hello Yellow EA3 C05L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
Jet Black EA4 C55L
True Blue EA6 C22L
Phat Red EA8 C36L
Stream Green EA9 C43L
Numeric Blue EAA C54L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Riversilver Metallic EAD C50L
Star Blue Pearlescent EAF C85L
Champagne Metallic EAK C88L
Tridion Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Schwarz (‘black’ ) (Tridion) EB0 C46L
Schwarz Neu (‘new black’ ) (Tridion) EB1 C47L
Brilliant Silver Metallic (radiator grill) C14L

City Coupe & Cabrio 2004
Colour smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Lite White EA2 C04L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
Phat Red EA8 C36L
Stream Green EA9 C43L
Numeric Blue EAA C54L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Riversilver Metallic EAD C50L
Star Blue Pearlescent EAF C85L
Speed Silver Metallic EAT CA0L
Ruby Red Pearlescent EAV C72L
Tridion Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Schwarz Neu (‘new black’ ) (Tridion) EB1 C47L
Brilliant Silver Metallic (radiator grill) C14L
Cotton White CA1L

Fortwo 2005 onwards
Colour smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Lite White EA2 C04L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
Phat Red EA8 C36L
Stream Green EA9 C43L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Riversilver Metallic EAD C50L
Star Blue Pearlescent EAF C85L
Speed Silver Metallic EAT CA0L
Black Fury Metallic (aka Flare black) EAU C70L
Ruby Red Pearlescent EAV C72L
Tridion Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Schwarz Neu (‘new black’ ) (Tridion) EB1 C47L
Brilliant Silver Metallic (radiator grill) C14L
Cotton White CA1L
Brabus Edition Red  EAW

Crossblade 2003-2005
Colour smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Jet Black EA40 C55l
Titan Grey Metallic Matt C94L

Roadster & Roadster Coupe 2003-2006
Colour smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Star Blue Metallic EAF C99L
Speed Silver Metallic EAT CA0L
Spice Red EAH C56L
Glance Grey Metallic EAI C59L
Champagne remix Metallic EAJ C58L
Champagne EAK C88L
Shine Yellow EAL C57L
Jet (Jack) Black EA4 C55L
Jack Black * EA4 C21L
RCR Red Rosso Corsa 322 Ferrari FER300/12
Tridion Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Schwarz Neu (‘new black’ ) (Tridion) EB1 C47L

*Smart used C21L on very early Roadsters and then switched to C55L.


ForFour 454
Colour smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Jet Black EA4 C55L
Phat Red EA8 C67L
Graphite Blue  EAO C68L
Ice White EAN C69L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Starlight Silver Metallic EAS C80L
Star Blue Pearlescent EAF C85L
Flame Red Metallic EAP C91L
Melon Metallic EAR C92L
Deep Green Pearlescent EAQ C93L
Star Blue Metallic C99L
Bay Grey Metallic EAC C44L
Graphite Blue EAO C68L
Speed Silver Metallic EAT CA0L
Trinity Metallic C73L
Dolphin Grey Pearlescent CA2L
Vivid Orange CA3L
Jack Black EA4 C21L
Black Metallic (Tridion) C16L
Silver Metallic (Tridion) C02L
Deep Black (Tridion) EB3 or EB3U C95L
Pure Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB4 or EB4U C96L
Pebble Stone Metallic (Tridion) EB5 or EB5U C97L

Fortwo (451) 2007 onwards
Colour smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Crystal White (Paper White) EAZ CA8L
Light Yellow (Lemon) EAL CA6L
Rallye Red ECF CC0L
Deep Black ECA CA7L
Red Metallic EAY CA3L
Grey Metallic ECG CC2L
Pyrite Grey Metallic ECB C78L
Iceshine Blue ECI CE1L
Light Blue Metallic ECE CC1L
Energy Green Metallic ECD CC5L
Active Blue Metallic EAA CC6L
Silver Metallic EAD CA0L
Blue Metallic ECC CA9L
Urbanstyle Bay Grey Matt EAI* CC8L
Night Orange 2EAK Lambo C5
*L0E2
*CD3L
Dark Gray Blue Metallic ECH CD6L
Chocolate Brown Metallic (Cocoa special edition) EBA
Melon Green Metallic (Limited Three) EAR C92L
Flame Yellow Pearl ECJ
Flame Yellow ECK CE6L
Crystal White Matte ECM
Hazel Brown Metallic EBB or EBE
Electric Green Pearl ECZ
Cool Silver Metallic EN2
Metallic Green (Tridion) EN7
Silver Metallic (Tridion) EB2 C49L
Black (Tridion) EB1 C47L
Crystal White (Tridion) EB3

*unconfirmed


Fortwo (453) 2015 onwards
Colour smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Black ECAO
White EAZO
Cool Silver Metallic EDAO
Hazel Brown Metallic EBBO
Lava Orange Metallic EDBO
Midnight Blue Metallic EDDO
Moon White Matt EDEO
Titania Grey Matt EAIO
Sapphire Blue (edition blue) (Panels & Tridion) EK9U
Gold Beige EAB0
Carmine Red (edition red) EAWO
Carmine Red (Tridion) EB6U
Black (Tridion) EN1U
White (Tridion) EN3U
Lava Orange (Tridion) EN5U
Graphite Grey (Tridion) EM1U
Gold Beige (Tridion) EB5U
Nardo Grey (Tridion) EK7U
Jupiter Red EN8U
Cool Silver (Tridion) EN2U CF1L
Black (Grill) 4U2
White (Grill) 4U3
Cool Silver (Grill) 4U4


Forfour (453) 2015 onwards
Colour smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Black ECN0
White EBZ0
Black-To-Yellow Metallic EDF0
Cadmium Red Metallic EAP0
Cool Silver Metallic ECB0
Graphite Grey Metallic EDC0
Hazel Brown Metallic EBB0
Lava Orange Metallic EDB0
Midnight Blue Metallic EDD0
Steel Blue ECC0
Black (Tridion) EN4U
White (Tridion) EN6U
Lava Orange EN5U
Graphite Grey ER3U
Cadmium Red ER4U
Cool Silver (Tridion) ER2U or EN9U
Black (Grill) 4U6
White (Grill) 4U7
Cool Silver (Grill) 4U8


450 Alloy Wheels
Type smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Standard Alloy Wheels C31L
Brabus Alloys C17B
Crossblade Alloys C94L
Steel Wheels C32L

451 Alloy Wheels
Type smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Standard Alloy Wheels CA4L
Black Alloy Wheels 7X35
Grey Alloy Wheels CC8L
EV Green Wheels CD0L
White Alloy Wheels C45B
Steel Wheel C32L
Brabus (Black Chrome) C44B
Brabus (White) C45B
Brabus (Black) C46B or C50B
Brabus (Anthracite) C49B
Brabus (Metal Grey) C48B
Brabus (Metal Grey Matt) C53B
Brabus (Dark Grey Matt) CC8L
Brabus (Gold) C55B

Roadster Alloy Wheels
Type smart’s®  Code Paint Code
Standard Alloy Wheels C31L
Brabus Alloys C17B
Steel Wheels C32L

What If My Code/Colour Isn’t Listed?

It’s not unusual for people to change panels so the colour no longer matches the sticker on the car. On these occasions, you’ll have to work out what standard colour they changed it to.

However, some smart HQs in different countries have a trick for selling cars that they can’t shift. They take a load of smarts, usually in boring colours that just don’t sell that well and they send the cars off to a spray shop to have the panels resprayed in an unusual (non standard) colour.

They then sell them as a special edition.

The problem is that, because the car didn’t leave the factory, smart GmbH don’t know what colours are used. The people who decide on the colours for these country-specific special edition colours don’t bother noting the colour codes used and, by the time you need to know the colour, this person has probably left the company.

So, the probability of finding out the colour code is absolute zero. So, what can you do?

You Have 2 Options

Spectophotometer

Take the car to a car paint specialist. Good paint specialists will have a spectrophotometry camera. This camera is held against the body of the car and camera determines the exact colour. The software spits out the colour mix required to recreate the paint precisely.

This is also handy if you have faded paint. Paint changes colour slight over the years due to UV damage. You could get a paint that should match but it could be way off when applied.

Closest Paint Colour

Instead of custom made paints, you can get a colour sensor that will give you a list of available paint codes that are as close as it can get to the colour you have. Personally, I have the NIX Mini 2 color sensor and it does a fairly good job. However, they do a range depending on how accurate you want to be (or how filthy rich you are).

  


*EAI used for the Urbanstyle 451 is the same code as Glance Grey Metallic on the Roadster.
Online comparisons are inconclusive as to if these are actually the same colour. 

*EAA used for Active Blue Metallic on the 451 is the same code as Numeric Blue on the 450. (Thanks Clive M).

Thanks to the following sources:
Rob of S2smarts, Kat H, Blackdog, Shadow, Steve S, Bert L, SmartCarOfAmerica.com, Matthew D, Christian P, Benoit, Clive M.

I take no responsibility for the accuracy of this info as it is cobbled together from various sources.